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Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.) 16 (4): 389-95 (2011)

Lateral lumbar X-ray assessment of abdominal aortic calcification in Australian haemodialysis patients.

NIGEL D TOUSSAINT , EUGENIE PEDAGOGOS , KENNETH K LAU , STEFAN HEINZE , GAVIN J BECKER , JENNIFER BEAVIS , KEVAN R POLKINGHORNE , MATTHEW J DAMASIEWICZ , PETER G KERR
ABSTRACT
Vascular calcification is prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease. Abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) can be detected by X-ray, although AAC is less well documented in anatomical distribution and severity compared with coronary calcification. Using simple radiological imaging we aimed to assess AAC and determine associations in prevalent Australian haemodialysis (HD) patients.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2010.01420.x      ISSN: 1320-5358